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The Design Trust one-week online evening course: Costing & Pricing your creative products: Mon 18 - Thurs 21 July

The Design Trust

Monday, 18 July 2016 at 20:00 - Thursday, 21 July 2016 at 21:30 (BST)

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
One-week-online-workshop Costing & Pricing Your Creative Products
Join our one-week online workshop + access to our online training platform + all recordings and presentations + visual pricing list template + BONUS webinar on creating a profitable creative business
3 Tickets Ended £69.00 £0.00
One-week Costing & Pricing workshop + 30min individual coaching/advice with Patricia   more info 3 Tickets Ended £99.00 £0.00
Summer School: one week course Business Planning & Time management (11 - 14 July) + one week course Costing & Pricing (18 - 21 July)   more info Sold Out Ended £100.00 £0.00
Summer School + 1 coaching session   more info Sold Out Ended £130.00 £0.00

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Are you …

  • Struggling with costing and pricing your craft or design products? Don’t really know where to start, because nobody showed you? You want learn how to calculate your cost price and retail price, and want to know what to include?
  • Trying to sell to galleries and shops but find that with their commission your products have become too expensive? How to price your work for wholesale and consumers?
  • Finding it hard to make your craft or design business profitable? You know that you probably need to charge more, but lack the confidence to increase your prices? And definately don’t want to lose any clients? How is it possible that others can charge so much more than you can?

In this one-week online workshop (Monday evening 18 July - Thursday evening 21 July) we will work together on costing and pricing your creative products, how to avoid the 6 most common pricing mistakes, pricing for wholesale (and what to do if you are too expensive), pricing your products to create a profitable business, and how to increase your price confidently (without losing clients).


We will be tackling your BIG costing & pricing questions:

  • How to calculate your cost price? Learn to cost your craft or design product covering all your costs, including time, materials, marketing, overheads and more.
  • How to calculate your hourly or daily freelance design rate?
  • What are the most common pricing mistakes? And how can YOU avoid them?
  • How do I price my craft product confidently? And my design or commissioning services?
  • How to raise your prices (without losing potential clients)?
  • What can I do when my prices are too high when I start selling to shops and galleries?
  • When do I start talking about pricing with my design or commissioning clients?
  • What to do if I am not making enough money? 


From the comfort of your own computer at home or in your studio you can learn how to cost and price your work, find out EXACTLY what to do if you are too cheap or too expensive, and become more confident about pricing and how to talk about money with your clients.


The Agenda for ‘Costing & Pricing your Creative Products’

Monday 18 July 8pm – 9.30pm (UK time): Costing your creative product:

  • Calculate your cost price for your creative products in 7 easy steps.
  • Confused about wholesale price, retail price & discounts and how they work? I will explain the main pricing terminology.
  • How to calculate my daily and hourly freelance rate?
  • Homework: Calculate the cost price of one of your products or calculate your hourly rate.

Tuesday 19 July 8pm – 9.30pm (UK time): The art of pricing:

  • The 6 most common pricing mistakes and how you can avoid them. Which one(s) are you making?
  • The 9 main pricing strategies that you can use for your products and services. Learn that there are many more different ways to price your work.
  • How to start talking with your clients about money and their budget, without getting scared (you or them!).
  • Homework: Pricing bingo AKA why can others charge so much more than you (currently) do?

Wednesday 20 July 8pm – 9.30pm (UK time): Pricing for wholesale

  • The 3 key challenges when you start selling to retailers, and how to be prepared for them. Including how to deal with Sale or Return!
  • What to do if you are too expensive? Lots of practical tips on how to tackle this issue.
  • Homework: action plan for starting to sell to retailers or overcome your high prices

Thursday 21 July 8pm – 9.30pm (UK time) Strategic pricing: Do your numbers stack up?

  • The 3 simple (but big!) money questions you need to answer to create a profitable and sustainable creative business.
  • How your pricing is more related to your marketing, than to finance.
  • How to raise your prices confidently, without losing any clients (and still feeling great about yourself!)
  • How to stop underselling yourself.
  • How to create an action plan to change your prices confidently.

PLUS an extra BONUS webinar:

  • 6 steps to create a more profitable business – a special 90min recording with practical steps to make your business more profitable. You can watch this video whenever you like!
  • PLUS a visual pricing list template to share with your clients
  • A template to forecast an annual budget and project budget

You will get homework between these session to put your learning immediately into practice and to start using your know knowledge in your own situation or business!

All 4 sessions will be recorded and put onto our private online learning platform, where you can network with the other participants too.

You can watch the recordings again and again (the workshop recordings + presentations will be available for you for 6 months). You can also ask questions here after the event, and Patricia will answer them on the private forum.

If you are unable to join us live then you can catch up with the recordings, and ask questions via our private forum.


Want personal advice from me on your pricing? Book a 121 session with me!

If you join this one day online workshop then you can also book a personal and confidential advice and feedback from myself in a 30min coaching/advice session on Skype or on the phone. For only £30 extra! Please note there are only 10 coaching sessions available till mid August.

There are only 10 coaching places available.


Join us today - only 25 places available

To make sure that I can answer your questions there is only a limited amount of places available.

You can cancel your place till Friday 15 July, for a full refund by contacting The Design Trust in writing. Once the course has started we do not offer a refund.


Want more information?

For full details of this course see our Costing & Pricing course page here.



Creative business planning & time management: Monday 11 July - Thursday 14 July

Costing & pricing of your creative products: Monday 18 July - Thursday 21 July

Do both online courses for only £100,-


For full details of the creative business planning & time management course click here.

Do you have questions about The Design Trust one-week online evening course: Costing & Pricing your creative products: Mon 18 - Thurs 21 July? Contact The Design Trust


Monday, 18 July 2016 at 20:00 - Thursday, 21 July 2016 at 21:30 (BST)

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The Design Trust

The Design Trust is an online business school for designers and makers, and other creative freelancers and small business owners. We regularly provide online workshops and courses on a wide range of creative business topics.

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